How about adjusting your sitting posture right now?

How about adjusting your sitting posture right now?

Sitting at a desk for a long period, we tend to crane the neck, hunch forward the shoulders and round the back. Studies indicate that sitting up straight increases self-confidence and alertness. It also supports proper breathing and a healthy spine.

So here is a resilience practice we invite you to cultivate this week:
I pay special attention to my sitting posture keeping my spine long and straight.

Which relationships will I nurture today?

Which relationships will I nurture today?

Relationships – at home and at work – require our sustained attention and care. A 75-year longitudinal study from Harvard Medical School (The Grant Study) concluded that the quality of our relationships has the greatest positive impact on our sense of fulfillment.

So here is a resilience practice we invite you to cultivate this week:
I put time and energy to nurture relationships that matter the most.

Stories of Resilience #2 : Conversation with Laurence Pian – President of Jan and Oscar Foundation

Stories of Resilience #2 : Conversation with Laurence Pian – President of Jan and Oscar Foundation

Welcome to this 2nd episode of our “Stories of Resilience”.

Today, our Partner Alexia Michiels talks with Laurence Pian, President of Jan and Oscar Foundation – https://www.fondationjan-oscar.ch/

Laurence is a real example of Resilience. She created the Foundation after the death of 2 of her 4 children, Jan and Oscar, in the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004.

How to bounce back from such a tragedy? What kind of routines help Laurence to experience joy and look ahead with confidence?

To Note, all royalties of the book « The Resilience Drive » are donated to the Foundation Jan & Oscar.

Find here below how to place your order :

🇬🇧 In English The Resilience Drive – Also available in E-Book version: https://www.editionsfavre.com/livres/the-resilience-drive/

🇫🇷 In French L’Elan de la Résilience – Also available in E-Book version: https://www.editionsfavre.com/livres/lelan-de-la-resilience/

📚Order from 21 units, contact us directly: contact.europe@resiliencei.com

🎧 Audible version (French only) :
https://www.audible.fr/pd/Lelan-de-la-resilience-Livre-Audio/2364068940

The 2020 Bounce and Recovery Plan

The 2020 Bounce and Recovery Plan

We are concluding a testing year. Over and above the risks of digitalisation, polarised politics, environmental tipping points, and turbulent markets, Covid-19 is testing our communities, businesses, governments and economies.

As we come to the end of this year, our team recommends that you think carefully about what you need to bounce and recover. Most important, please be deliberate in the execution of your plan. We share some practical suggestions here to help you rejuvenate and re-engage for a constructive 2021.

The five horsemen of apocalypse according to Ian Morris are disease, mass migration, conflict, state failure, and climate change. These have, according to Morris, always been the cluster of factors that have disrupted humanity over the past 12,000 years. All five are at full gallop.

Many are afraid (anxiety), sad (depression) or mad (angry). Under the covers, we are exhausted by the reality of disease, lock-down, job loss, political chaos, and disasters relentlessly broadcast by media engines.

The end of year break is coming, and we need it more than ever. Will you press hard to the bitter end? Will you continue to fidget with your devices and media feeds? Will you splurge on food and alcohol? Will you collapse into illness as the rest allows your defences to drop? Will family conflict erupt?

Here is a plan of action to restore your resilience. To rest. To disengage. To recover. To bounce. To sleep. To restore health. To reconnect with people you love. We strongly recommend a disciplined approach to year end.

  1. Plan your holiday now
  2. Identify what you need to bounce and recover
  3. Create quiet time for rest, sleep and nature
  4. Schedule quality time with those you love
  5. Get out of your home office
  6. Get close to nature
  7. Automate your “not available” messages
  8. Switch off your devices
  9. Allocate a short burst of “work time” each day
  10. Disconnect from the news
  11. Commit to three daily recovery practices

We all wish you a wonderful end of year break and time with your loved ones. Bounce, Grow, Connect and rediscover your Flow.